The European Union and Norway are home to an estimated 2,400 distribution system operators (DSOs), according to industry association Eurelectric. Not all are operating in a new eco-system of on-site generation, storage and distributed generation but the move away from a central radial grid is likely to impact every player at some point. In European countries where DSOs collect and deliver smart meter data to transmission system operators and retailers, distribution companies can be forgiven for wanting to extract more value from their data. They have the capability to leverage two kinds of data – one from consumer consumption and the other from renewable generation, and the DSO is the first to see renewable production at a local level. Full article HERE.